Is my power supply enough for this video card?

August 30, 2012 at 21:01:34
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium 2.6 GHz
My motherboard:

Manufacturer: Pegatron
Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: Intel H61
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 2.5 GT/s
Processor socket: LGA 1155
Expansion Slots:
1 PCI Express x16
3 PCI Express x1
1 PCI Express Mini Card x1


Amount: 4 GB
Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
Type: DDR3-1333

Power 250 Watts.

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August 30, 2012 at 21:07:41
You didn't list the power supply specs?

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August 30, 2012 at 21:12:56
From the link you provided:

Power Supply Requirements

PCI Express Based PC Is Required With One X16; Lane Graphics Slot Available On The Motherboard 400 Watt Or Greater Power Supply (500 Watt For Ati CrossfireX Technology In Dual Mode) Certified Power Supplies Are Recommended

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August 30, 2012 at 21:19:51
It would be close; have seen cards of this class work OK on a 250w psu. Have also seen them not work on a 300 or 350w.

Some thoughts though...

...can you find a 1Gb HD 6670 for about the same price? don't need a 2Gb flavor of the HD 6570. 1Gb is just fine. your vendor will let you return the video card without paying a restocking fee in case this doesn't work. You'll get better help if we know what we're working on.

You might post the make and exact model number of your machine or see if the label on the power supply states the amps on the +12v rail.

Audares Juvo

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August 30, 2012 at 21:28:04
That is actually one of the lest watts they offer. :/

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August 30, 2012 at 22:58:16
Yes, it does have very modest power requirements. Check the amps available on the +12v rail and let us know. Even a card like this is gonna hit the psu for an additional 3 amps.

Kinda like holding wings on an aircraft with duct tape...might work, might not work.

I went through a truckload of HD 4670's about 3 years ago and all were powered by cheapo psu's found in WalMart quality computers.

Audares Juvo

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August 31, 2012 at 06:28:39
Please post the make/model of the power supply, or if possible, the amperage specs. If you don't know them, they should be printed on a label on the side of the unit. Just telling us it's 250W is meaningless. The are decent 250W units that would have no problem powering that card & there are $15 cheapies that will barely power an old 1st generation Pentium system. We can't help if we have no idea what you have.

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